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  1. Fall Prevention Through Design in Construction

    The Benefits of Mobile Computing

    By Imriyas Kamardeen

    Series: Spon Research

    The role of designers has traditionally been to design a building so that it conforms to accepted local building codes. The safety of workers is left up to the contractor building the designs. Research shows, however, that designers can have an especially strong influence on construction safety...

    Published June 17th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Leadership and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Edited by Alex Opoku, Vian Ahmed

    Series: Spon Research

    Leadership and sustainability have separately been the subject of numerous studies in a built environment context over the years, but they have yet to be addressed together. The real impact of legislation and guidelines designed to promote sustainability within the construction industry is closely...

    Published February 5th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Soft Power of Construction Contracting Organisations

    Edited by Sai On Cheung, Peter Shek Pui Wong, Tak Wing Yiu

    Series: Spon Research

    Across the AEC industry, the non-technical skills possessed by organisations are key to their overall performance. In this study, the particular importance of optimising the so-called "soft power" of organisations, is addressed. Things like organisational culture, responsible corporate behaviour,...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. OHS Electronic Management Systems for Construction

    By Imriyas Kamardeen

    Series: Spon Research

    Occupational accidents have a massive personal and social cost as well as a major financial cost. The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries, accounting for around 20–30% of all occupational deaths worldwide. The accompanying financial cost is either absorbed directly or...

    Published January 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Organisational Culture in the Construction Industry

    By Vaughan Coffey

    Series: Spon Research

    Since the early 1980s, researchers and practitioners in the organisational and management fields have presumed a link between organisational, or corporate, culture and organisational performance. Whilst many believe this exists, other authors have been critical of the validity of such studies. Part...

    Published January 25th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Containment of High-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Wastes with Clay Barriers

    By Raymond N. Yong, Roland Pusch, Masashi Nakano

    Series: Spon Research

    One of the principal objections to or problems with the use of nuclear fuel is that a proven method for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel has yet to be established. The central focus of most schemes underway to dispose of these high-level radioactive wastes relies on clay-based buffers and...

    Published October 6th 2009 by CRC Press

  7. Performance Improvement in Construction Management

    Edited by Brian Atkin, Jan Borgbrant

    Series: Spon Research

    Novel research in construction management is often distant from existing practice. This collection of reviews serves to bridge this gap under three major themes: innovation, organisation and human behaviour, and methods and tools. It outlines a series of successful collaborative projects between...

    Published September 24th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Relational Contracting for Construction Excellence

    Principles, Practices and Case Studies

    By Albert P Chan, Daniel W Chan, John F Yeung

    Series: Spon Research

    Improved efficiency and effectiveness in the construction industry provide huge potential savings. Various forms of relational contracting such as partnering, alliancing, public private partnership (PPP), and joint venture are good examples of this. Relational Contracting for Construction...

    Published September 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  9. Collaborative Construction Information Management

    Edited by Geoffrey Shen, Peter Brandon, Andrew Baldwin

    Series: Spon Research

    Most construction projects are large and costly. Collaborative working involves two or more stakeholders sharing their efforts and resources to complete the project more effectively and efficiently. Collaborative, integrative and multi-disciplinary teams can tackle the complex issues involved in...

    Published May 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  10. Employee Resourcing in the Construction Industry

    Strategic Considerations and Operational Practice

    By Ani Raiden, Andrew Dainty, Richard Neale

    Series: Spon Research

    Construction is one of the most challenging industrial environments for effective people management. It is characterised by geographically dispersed projects, production-oriented management styles, long working hours, high levels of staff turnover and employment practices grounded in the...

    Published March 6th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Trust in Construction Projects
    By Anita Ceric
    To Be Published December 1st 2015
  2. New Forms of Procurement: PPP and Relational Contracting in the 21st Century
    Edited by Marcus C. Jefferies, Steve Rowlinson
    To Be Published December 14th 2015
  3. Risk Management in Engineering and Construction: Tools and Techniques
    Edited by Stephen Ogunlana, Prasanta Dey
    To Be Published January 10th 2016

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